Travel Blogs from Portonovo
... we were continually having to watching the wind and our direction in case we needed to alter the sails abruptly or put the engine on when we stopped moving altogether.
It only got worse as we left the shelter of the Ria de Pontevedra and got out into more open sea. There were still headlands and islands everywhere and, combined with a fair old bit of swell and the wake of lots of speedboats, the waves were confused ...
From the camping there is a bus that goes to Pontevedra, so we'll take that tomorrow morning. We got organized and after a good big shower walked 10 min to the little village, beach and boulevard with lots if café's and terraces. We had a drink there and did a little of Internet and than went for a small walk around the fisher's port where the woman were repairing the nets. Than we walked back and read until it was time for dinner which we had in the ...
... every balcony and every roof, the little gardens are full of flowers and every so often you look down a little alleyway to your right and catch a glimpse of the bay beyond. Everywhere were these little raised stone huts, which at first we thought were shrines, then dovecots, and eventually decided must have been for storage, raised to keep away rats.
The little shops that lined the tiny streets were all clearly run out of people's ...
... to paddle towards or away from them.
Not long after that we headed over to the Ria de Arousa, where we are now, and settled down just off a beach near a town called Ribeira, where we ended up staying for a week. It was pretty much perfect; the sun shone every day with wonderful intensity, the beach was long and sandy and there was a Lidl about ten minutes walk away.
We also met another British couple (with a dog!) there, and later 2-Blue turned ...
... style dresser of gleaming dark wood and a huge bed fitted with crisp white cotton sheets. The friendly lady who made up the room wore a starched uniform and the waiters in the exceptionally good restaurant attached to the hotel wore waistcoats and bow ties as they glided around the tables. It felt very refined and old fashioned and the staff couldn't do enough to help with anything at all. Almost didn't want to leave the hotel haha. However, ...
Other places to stay in Portonovo
Paxarinas s/n, Portonovo | Hotelfrom $80
Playa de Canelas, Portonovo | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Cabicastro 16, Portonovo | 2 star hotelfrom $51
Playa de Canelinas, Portonovo | Hotelfrom $55
Calle Rafael Pico 42A , Portonovo | Hotelfrom $46